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Skowhegan is located in central Maine and is known as "The Cross-Roads of Maine," "the Economic Heart of Central Maine," and "The Jumping Off Point for Maine's North Woods." You can take your pick - they are all an apt description for this lovely, vibrant city of 9,000 - which has one of the strongest economies in the state. The name "Skowhegan" means "A Place to Watch," and early Abnaki Indians chose this name due to its' location on the bend in the Kennebec River Gorge where they could watch the salmon coming upstream. The town of Skowhegan is actually the hub of both the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys. Visitors enjoy a multitude of activities on the rivers and the country backroads, such as fishing, white water rafting, boating, hiking and biking. The city is home to The Skowhegan Fair, which is the nation's longest running agricultural fair, and is Maine's largest outdoor event (held each year in August.) Other attractions include an old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration, and the Skowhegan History House, which holds over a thousand historic artifacts such as books, pictures, tools, maps, garments, machines and more. Right in downtown Skowhegan, a swinging footbridge leads to an island in the middle of the river and offers spectacular views of the Kennebec River and nearby falls. The Skowhegan School of Painting is also located here and many local artists and craftspeople have shops and galleries located in the town. Also, don't miss the world's largest Indian sculpture, a tribute to the early Maine tribes who grew crops on nearby banks.

Surrounding areas: Embden, Maine (12.8 mi), Clinton, Maine (13.8 mi), Hartland, Maine (15.6 mi), Harmony, Maine (16.7 mi), Saint Albans, Maine (18.2 mi), Belgrade Lakes, Maine (18.9 mi), Unity, Maine (21.7 mi)

Skowhegan Vacation Rentals

Skowhegan Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Belmont MotelSkowhegan, ME (207) 474-8315
Norridgewock Colonial Inn15 Upper Main StNorridgewock, ME5.3 mi.(207) 634-3470
Best Western Waterville Inn356 Main StWaterville, ME14.1 mi.(207) 873-3335
Comfort Inn & Suites332 Main StWaterville, ME14.5 mi.(207) 873-2777
Econo Lodge455 Kennedy Memorial DrWaterville, ME15.3 mi.(207) 872-5577
Holiday Inn Waterville375 Uppr Main StWaterville, ME15.3 mi.(207) 873-0111
Hampton Inn425 Kennedy Memorial DrWaterville, ME15.4 mi.(207) 873-0400
Twin Pond MotelRR 4 Box 5232Farmington, ME22.2 mi.(207) 778-4977
Herbert Grand Hotel246 Main StKingfield, ME25.2 mi.(207) 265-2000
Sugarloaf Mountain HotelRR 1 Box 2299Kingfield, ME25.2 mi.(207) 237-2222
Holiday Inn110 Community DrAugusta, ME29.3 mi.(207) 622-4751

Skowhegan Weather & Climate

The central mountains region of Maine, just north of Augusta, has four delightful seasons with spectacular foliage in the autumn months. The overall climate is moderate with summer daytime highs in the 70s and low 80s and cool nights. Winters are cold but usually not frigid. Spring and autumn are mild during the day, with crisp, cool nights. The really cold weather begins arriving around the end of November with January and February generally having the lowest temperatures. Below zero temperatures are possible, but not the norm. Accumulating snow is a possibility into March and early April, but the warmer days of spring generally means it melts fast. Rain can occur anytime of the year, and is usually spread pretty evenly throughout the season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 26°F 3°F 3.23 in. 38°F
February 30°F 5°F 2.32 in. 36°F
March 39°F 17°F 3.20 in. 38°F
April 50°F 30°F 3.31 in. 43°F
May 64°F 41°F 3.64 in. 49°F
June 73°F 50°F 3.63 in. 55°F
July 78°F 56°F 3.28 in. 59°F
August 77°F 54°F 3.25 in. 62°F
September 68°F 46°F 3.26 in. 57°F
October 56°F 36°F 3.50 in. 54°F
November 43°F 27°F 3.61 in. 52°F
December 31°F 13°F 3.36 in. 44°F

Skowhegan Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located about 16 miles south of Skowhegan in Waterville, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located approximately 30 miles south of Skowhegan in Augusta, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 43 miles east of Skowhegan in Bangor, Maine, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located around 56 miles southwest of Skowhegan in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 57 miles southeast of Skowhegan in Rockland, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located approximately 70 miles southeast of Skowhegan in Bar Harbor, Maine, and finally the Berlin Municipal airport (BML) located roughly 72 miles west of Skowhegan in Berlin, New Hampshire.

Skowhegan Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Story LandGlenNH85.2 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH89.6 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH89.6 mi.
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME70.1 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME94.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Lakewood Golf CourseMadisonME5.5 mi.
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf CenterWatervilleME15.5 mi.
Lakeview Golf CourseBurnhamME15.6 mi.
Waterville Country ClubOaklandME15.6 mi.
Johnson W Parks Golf CoursePittsfieldME16.1 mi.
Belgrade Lakes Golf ClubBelgrade LakesME18.9 mi.
Palmyra Golf CoursePalmyraME18.9 mi.
Sandy River Golf CourseFarmington FallsME19.9 mi.
Natanis Golf CourseVassalboroME21.9 mi.
Orchard View Golf CourseNewportME22.9 mi.
Dexter Municipal Golf ClubDexterME27.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME25.2 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME43.4 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME47.3 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME48.4 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME50.1 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME54.5 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME58.3 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME69.4 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH78.1 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH83.9 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH95.9 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH104.4 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH106.7 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH108.4 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH118.6 mi.
State Parks
Lake Saint George State ParkME31.1 mi. 
Mount Blue State ParkME32.5 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME39.7 mi. 
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME7.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME54.7 mi.(Art)

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